Freediving for Crays, West Coast New Zealand
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head off on an epic solo road trip to explore some new coastline of New Zealand for Spearfishing. I am greeted with incredible conditions with flat calm seas and clear, blue water. I find a very fishy piece of coast and manage to spear some huge Snapper, one close to the magic 20-pound mark and spear a nice big Yellowtail Kingfish along with some tasty other species such as John Dory!
The new Motiti Protection Area comes into effect on 11 August 2021, creating three protection areas around Motiti Island where the taking of all plants and animals (including fish and shellfish) will be prohibited. To protect the reef systems, anchoring on these reefs will also be prohibited. This is to protect indigenous biodiversity and acknowledge the significant marine, landscape and cultural values in the area. Those three areas comprise of Ōtaiti (Astrolabe Reef); including Te Papa (Brewis Shoal), Te Porotiti, and O karapu Reef, Motuhaku Island (Schooner Rocks) and Motunau Island (Plate Island).
Amazing overnight camping in Northland, New Zealand hunting big Kingfish (Yellowtail). We head out at sunrise on the hunt for our first Kingfish for the season and get lucky on some very nice fish!
The immaculately maintained Dickey Semifly 32 'Dida' is for sale. Supporting our mates at Dickey Boats, we thought we'd let the NZFW community know.
Some great information, hints and tips from Luke at Yeehaa Fishing if you want to target the great yellowfin tuna run this season.
A 4WD adventure down the remote coast from Dargaville to the Kaipara Harbour entrance showed how good the beach fishing can be when fishermen are prepared to get off the beaten track. But a few tricks can make all the difference when it comes to hooking snapper in the surf.